Kids Winter Reading Challenge

The time of year for trying new things is upon us. This year, we present you with a few prompts to allow your kids to work on small reading-related goals and see how they are similar to their neighbors and Canton community members.

For this seasonal challenge, we have created a printable CPL Kids Winter Reading Challenge for your children to track their progress and fill in the materials they used for each prompt they completed. See below for recommended lists to help them complete these challenges.

Finally, visit the library and share your challenge progress to celebrate. The CPL Kids Winter Reading Challenge runs from December 23, 2023 to January 31, 2024.

  • Read a book with snow on the cover.
  • Read a book that was made into a movie, then watch the movie.
  • Write your own story about a yeti or snowman.
  • Tell a librarian about a book that you read.
  • Read your favorite book to a stuffed animal or toy.
  • Read a wordless picture book with a friend and take turns telling the story.
  • Read a book about a knight or princess.
  • Visit the library for a winter-themed program or storytime.
  • Read a book outdoors on a nice sunny day.
  • Listen to an audiobook in a blanket fort.

Print the CPL Kids Winter Reading Challenge to monitor your progress. 

Here are some book lists to help you along the way. 

Cozy Picture Books to Warm You Up

Grab a blanket and snuggle up together with one of these comforting stories.

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From Page to Screen: Youth Titles

These books have all been adapted to the screen in one way or another. Try the original and then watch the movie or television series it inspired. Which do you like better?

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Winter Fun for Your Ears

Wintertime brings thoughts of snow, vacation from school, and lots of food. While enjoying this festive yet chilly season, you may find yourself traveling not too far to visit family or friends. Listening to some audiobooks is a great way to make even the shortest time fly by. Take off those earmuffs, loosen the scarf, and snuggle down into your car seat while you enjoy adventure, fun, and maybe even some laughs while you tune into these great winter stories.

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